One thing was in my bucket list before we visited Sydney, and that was to visit The Grounds of Alexandria. It’s one of the most happening place in Sydney and when I read of all the reviews and saw of how beautiful this place was in the pictures, I immediately put this place in our list to visit during our Sydney trip.
This restaurant is very famous these days and it was absolutely kids friendly. I didn’t expect that this place could be so pretty in reality, and it was like that every inch and every corner was designed beautifully for our photo background.
We visited this place on weekday morning (very recommended because I read that this place is always packed and full with people and the queue can be amazingly unbearable), and we had the luxury of enjoying this place with not so many people around.
If not mistaken, this place is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The nearest train station is Green Square and we still needed another 10 minutes of walking to reach this place, but we did really enjoyed the view along the road. From what I saw, the area surrounding where we walked was not housing estate and more of an industrial estate and it was very quiet and peaceful that morning. Although the sun was shining so bright, but we didn’t sweat at all…………..how lovely……………the sun helped us to feel a bit warm in that cold morning.
We already had breakfast at the hotel before we started the journey, so we decided to take a look inside before order anything from the cafe. As I wrote before, this place was extremely pretty and had many good spots to take pictures, plus it was weekday and not so crowded so we could snap many pictures inside without worrying that there could be strangers in the pictures.
One of the uniqueness of this place was the mini zoo that had the famous Kevin The Bacon (seriously, this bacon is sooo…..famous and had a house with its name crafted at the front). So no wonder the boy was so happy when he saw the animals and kept coming back to pat the animals.
Besides all the cute animals and food that we haven’t seen (yet), there was also a flower shop with fresh and colorful flowers that attracted our eyes immediately.
We had to queue to sit inside, so we decided to bring the food out and sat in the garden.
While daddy was waiting for the food, I had another photo session with the boy…………and of course he kept coming back to see the animals.
For the price, we thought it was quite expensive………….but then again……….everything was expensive in Sydney, especially food, so we couldn’t really tell, but to have breakfast in such a beautiful place like this was worth the money.
Another cafe that we visited for our second breakfast (first breakfast was at the hotel of course), was the Incinerator Cafe. This cafe had a very beautiful outside setting and marvelous view. This cafe situated right in the middle of housing estates (with big housed along the roads so if you want to see housing complex in Sydney and not just apartments in the city, this could be the place).
This cafe was also very close to Hallstorm Park Playground (just next to it actually), so the boy decided that he wanted to play first before his second breakfast). The park was very quiet that morning and we saw no one else, but we saw many kids were coming to play once we finished with our breakfast. It was just a small playground but to the boy………..a playground was still a playground and he would always have fun in it………….no matter how small it was, especially outdoor playground.
After he was tired of playing, we decided to go to the Incinerator Cafe and had our breakfast. This cafe had a very unique design and was more of an art cafe. We even found an art gallery in the -2 floor. Yes, in this picture we were on the ground floor and the toilet was in the -1 floor and the art gallery was in the -2 floor. So the elevator took us down from the street.
We were surprised to see that this place had:
I took pictures of some of the big houses along the road:
Another place that we loved so much when we were having lunch was The Bucket List. Even though we only had fish and chips (it was good by the way, the fish was fresh, the fries were crunchy and not oily, and it even had chili), but we loved loved love the wonderful setting of this place and especially the view…………………….which was overlooking The Bondi Beach……………..this beach was awesome and the it was like looking to postcard pictures……….but more about that later.
It was our best fish and chips in Sydney so far…………..and it tasted better because it served chili, hahaha…………how could I eat fish and chips without chili??? And the tartar sauce was also so yummy and I liked it (although I usually do not like tartar sauce).
So this is the first part of our Sydney trip and hopefully will be updating soon with another story from our trip.